Thanks for the great material and for making it accessible.
I wanted to respond to your 9/11 rebuttal and make a few points.
First, I obviously donÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt expect you to take my word for anything and I would ask everyone to learn more about the event and decide for themselves. But I will give you my conclusions along with some responses on some specific points you made in your rebuttal.
The ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂIn Plane SightÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ video was excellent, in my view but it is not the only one out there. I have literally spent months (more like a few years) thinking about this and I have gone over many of the on line 9/11 investigation sites, many of them are useful and informative and even so when they disagree on one point or another.
I think it is most important to see more than one video about this event.
Please check out this link where the current crop of 9/11 videos can be downloaded for free;
Currently available at the above link;
Loose Change, inc V2,
Alex Jones, Martial Law 911
911 In Plane Sight
David Ray Griffin Lecture
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, 911 Report Card
All of these videos are helpful and I think essential to view.
In addition, there are a few books I would recommend;
Barbarians Inside the Gate, set of three volumes, Donn de Grand Pre
9/11 Synthetic Terror, Made in the USA, Webster Griffin Tarpley
9-11 Descent into Tyranny, Alex Jones
Inside Job: Unmasking the Conspiracies of 9/11, Jim Marrs
I have just a few points in a rebuttal to what you said in your video piece.
The aircraft wreckage at the pentagon was identifiable. There was a light construction single engine jet plane which hit the building and a missile most likely fired by the automated Pentagon perimeter defense system which hit simultaneously.
The aircraft wreckage came from a single engine Global Hawk and it was the missile that penetrated 5 walls of the building, making nearly perfectly round penetrations of the interior walls.
If a 757-passenger jet had hit the Pentagon its 60+ tons of materials would have been identifiable as well. There was no such wreckage.
You assert that the Bush administration is incompetent and argue that therefore they could have not carried out a sophisticated operation like 9/11.
In response, I would agree with you that Bush himself is an ignoramus about such things as constitutional law and economics which any president should be knowledgeable about. He is however, clever like s sewer rat. I characterize him by saying he has four methods and only four, he lies, he steals, he cheats and he fights or plays dirty. An example, I am fairly certain that he was behind the Anthrax mailings because the single thing that unites all the targets is that Bush had a strong personal motive for vengeance against all of the targets.
But the point is the 9/11 attacks do not rest on the operational competence of the Bush administration per se.
The 9/11 events were a cold coup d'etat, engineered by Cheney and Rumsfeld and the civilian heads of the Pentagon, all of them carry-overs from the first Bush administration, all of them sworn to the PNAC agenda.
This inside job was in the works for more than a decade, and it was carried out by freelance elements of defense intelligence who have the hardware, means and budget to make something like this happen. And when you really are more familiar with all of the events and circumstances, it will be clear that this could not have been done by 19 Saudis, who were in fact patsies in the classic sense, to the extent that they played any role at all.
As you did not dispute, Bush and the neocons wanted a new Pearl Harbor event to use as justification for the PNAC agenda and that is how they have used the event.
The several videos I referred to above show that the airplanes that hit the WTC buildings were not passenger jets and that they were equipped with explosive devices, missiles meant to create "shock and awe" as they hit the buildings. As the jet fuel spilled out of the plane on impact the incendiary missile, which entered the structure milliseconds before, caused the fuel to burst into a large fireball. This was a part of the diversion. This event is seen in all of the four known videos of the North Tower impact.
But more importantly in fact, the buildings were brought down by many massive demolition explosions. Including massive explosions in the sub-basement and in the upper floors of the building as it collapsed straight down over its foundation.
The official explanation that the fires started by the jet impacts caused the building to collapse is simply ridiculous. Molten metal in the sub-basements of the building was found at temperatures a thousand degrees above the temperature at which jet fuel can burn in the atmosphere, and these pools of molten metal were found to still be at these temperatures more than one and a half months after 9/11.
The videos make these point much more completely than I can so let me move on to the bigger picture.
Isn't it a bit strange that GW Bush's brother Marvin was the head of security for the WTC complex during that time?
Ask yourself, Isn't it strange how just the buildings owned by Larry Silverstein in that complex were so affected, and that just barely two months before 9/11/01 he had taken out big insurance policies on his big time money losing properties?
WTC building 7, owned by Silverstein, was further away from the WTC towers which were impacted by the planes, and it collapsed, yet other comparable structures nearer to the WTC Towers, not owned by Silverstein, did not collapse, even though they suffered some significant damage from the debris of the towers when the towers collapsed.
Larry Silverstein says on record that they made the decision to pull WTC 7. But how did the building come down so perfectly at free fall speeds, again right over its foundation, unless the charges were perfectly placed and the detonations timed perfectly?
How did they get the large quantities of demolition materials needed into the building on the late afternoon of 9/11, after the WTC plane impacts and prior to its early evening demolition? No one was seen taking demolition charges into the building and perfect demolitions require weeks of study and planning and placing of charges and there are sophisticated calculations needed related to how to time the detonations. all of which has to be planned out and rechecked prior to carrying out the demolition.
So it is clear that the charges were placed in the WTC 7 building prior to 9/11 and were ready to go. Also, WTC 7 just happened to be the CIA and FBI and NY City and State HQ for security and it was their disaster response control center, a perfect place to house a control and monitoring station for the 9/11 operation. And the demolition of WTC 7 was a perfect way to destroy any incriminating evidence of the operation.
Its obvious that demolitions were similarly pre-staged in the WTC towers as well prior to 9/11/01. The Trade Center complex security operations managers (Marvin Bush in charge) kept everyone out of the buildings on several weekends prior to the 9/11 event.
Furthermore, there were no Al Qaeda terrorists on the 9/11 American and United flights, they wee not listed on the plane passenger lists, and 7 to 9 of the alleged and CIA identified - pictures and named terrorists are alive and living in the middle east today.
There were no cell phone calls from the air planes, from the bathrooms on the air planes. Tests show that cell phones cannot make reliable connections to cell sites which aim their reception over a horizontal plane at near ground level. Cell phones just do not work at 35,000 feet and if you could get a connection up, the call would not last for as long as several minuets or tens of minutes as reported in the official fairy tale.
No one on those flights said "Lets Roll" everyone on those flights was gassed into unconsciousness within a few minuets after take off and the planes were flown by remote autopilot over the Atlantic and dumped into the ocean.
The airplane over Pennsylvania was shot down by a regional contingent of the US Air Force who were not at that precise moment under the thumb of Dick Cheney as he co-coordinated the stand-down of US defense forces at the time of the 9/11 attack from a NORAD bunker.
Ask yourself isn't it an odd sort of coincidence that there was a planned defense department drill for that day, giving them the opportunity to tell people, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂJust ignore what is happening on your radar screens- its just a drillÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ ?
IsnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt it odd that many people received warnings not to fly into New York on that day, people such as former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, and that then Attorney General Ashcroft refused to fly on passenger jets based on warnings starting about a month prior to the 9/11 events?
On the day before 9/11 several substantial short positions were taken on the stock market on American and United airline stocks.
And there are numerous reports of warnings sent by instant messages to Israeli nationals at work in the WTC buildings, messages sent thru ISPs with a basis in Israeli owned communications firms.
There are reports that intelligence agencies from many nations, Britain, Italy, Russia, Germany all sent warnings to the CIA that a major attack was immanent.
Bush and Rice in their daily security briefings on 9/10 were warned that such an attack was immanent, yet they did nothing about it.
Isn't it a strange co-incidence that the air traffic defense system tapes from that day were deliberately destroyed? Sort of like Ruby killing Oswald isn't it?
Isn't it an odd sort of event that helicopters painted to look like FEMA helicopters which were a part of that defense department drill, were video taped after the WTC jet impacts dropping incendiaries on the WTC buildings to keep the fires going? And this was done as people hung out from the gashes in the building hoping to be rescued and while others jumped or fell to their deaths choosing that rather than a death by fire.
Further consider that the US response against Afghanistan which the corporate media lauded, was a complete disaster, Bush and the neocons did not want their asset Osama Ben Laden captured or killed, he is their modern day "Goldstein" and an invaluable asset for them as they wave the bloody shirt every election eve.
Do you remember that just days before the 2004 presidential election OBL came out and endorsed John Kerry according to the corporate media and the GOP?
Bush never sent the US forces needed to eliminate the Taliban in Afghanistan. He wanted those forces for Iraq, even though he told the public month after month as the military build up occurred, that he had just not made a final decision about a military campaign against Iraq.
As former Secretary of the Treasury, Paul OÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂNeill said, Bush was determined to invade Iraq from the very first days of his administration. Cheney and oil industry executives met in the White House and reviewed maps and plans for the takeover of IraqÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs oil fields in the early days of their administration.
At that time Bush had members of the Taliban in Huston and told them it will be carpets of gold or carpets of bombs, depending upon how well they cooperate with the plans for a trans-Afghanistan oil and gas pipeline from the Caspian region thru Pakistan and India.
So, every thing Bush does, everything, follows those four and only four methods he knows; lie, steal, cheat and fight dirty. It does not matter who gets hurt, or how many. Today some 9000 US troops have been killed in action and perhaps 130,000 Iraqis have been killed, and you can bet that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al never lost a minuets sleep over those deaths.
It is obvious that 9/11 was an inside job when you know more of the facts and the big picture about this administration.